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Dr. Andreas Vlachidis

Dr. Andreas Vlachidis

I am Research Associate in the Department of Information Studies at University College London (UCL), contributing to the cultural heritage data modelling and semantic enrichment aims of the EU Horizon 2020 CROSSCULT project.  I hold a PhD on Semantic Indexing of Archaeological Grey Literature, I am a certified text analyst of the General Architecture for Text Engineering GATE, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the British Computing Society (BCS).

My research interests focus on cultural heritage data modelling and natural language processing, particularly in semantic annotation and metadata enrichment with respect to conceptual reference models, ontologies and knowledge base resources. I have been involved in the AHRC funded project STAR exploring the role of CIDOC-CRM in semantic annotation for the purposes of cross-searching and in the EU FP7 funded project Ariadne applying Named Entity Recognition and Relation Extraction methods for the semantic enrichment of multilingual (English, Dutch, and Swedish) archaeological reports.

In the past  have been a member of the Hypermedia Research Group (USW) working with Prof. Douglas Tudhope, Dr. Daniel Cunnilfe and Ceri Binding on numerous research projects and co-delivering modules in Internet Application Development, and Interactive Multimedia. I led the development of the Welsh Government funded project WNLT that delivered a suite of open source natural language processing modules for Welsh. I have also worked  with Prof. Hamish Fyfe in the Digital R&D fund for the arts in Wales and in the Creative Wales Exchange Network providing research and managerial support to knowledge exchange activities.

Selected Publications


Vlachidis A, Tudhope D. 2015. A knowledge-based approach to Information Extraction for semantic interoperability in the archaeology domain. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(5), pp.1138-1152 Wiley.

Vlachidis A, Tudhope D. 2015. Negation detection and word sense disambiguation in digital archaeology reports for the purposes of semantic annotation. Program: electronic library and information systems, 49(2), pp. 118 – 134, Emerald online

Vlachidis A, Tudhope D. 2013. Classical Art Semantics Information Extraction: CASIE Pilot Project, Conference of the British Chapter of the International Society for Knowledge Organization (ISKO UK 2013), London.

Vlachidis A, Binding C, May K, Tudhope D. 2013. Automatic Metadata Generation in an Archaeological Digital Library: Semantic Annotation of Grey Literature. Computational Linguistics – Studies in Computational Intelligence (eds. Przepiórkowski, Adam and Piasecki, Maciej and Jassem, Krzysztof and Fuglewicz, Piotr), 458, 187-202. Springer Berlin Heidelberg   

Vlachidis A, Tudhope D. 2012. A pilot investigation of information extraction in the semantic annotation of archaeological reports. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 7(3), 222-235. Inderscience.

Vlachidis A, Binding C, May K, Tudhope D. 2010 . Excavating Grey Literature: a case study on the rich indexing of archaeological documents via Natural Language Processing techniques and Knowledge Based resources. ASLIB Proceedings journal, 62 (4&5), 466 – 475. Emerald

Book Chapter
Richards D.R, Tudhope D, and Vlachidis A. 2015. "Text Mining in Archaeology: Extracting Information from Archaeological Reports" in Mathematics and Arhaeology. Eds. Barcelo J.A, and Bogdanovic I. CRC Press: Boca Raton pp. 240-257.

Distinctions
Emerald Literati - Awards for Excellence - 2016
Outstanding paper contribution  
Vlachidis A, Tudhope D. 2015. Negation detection and word sense disambiguation in digital archaeology reports for the purposes of semantic annotation. Program: electronic library and information systems, 49(2), pp. 118 – 134, Emerald

Reviews
- Reviewer for the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
- Member of the Programme Committee of the Metadata and Semantics Research Conference for the Special Track on Metadata & Semantics for     Cultural Collections & Applications.

Contact details
e-mail: a.vlachidis@ucl.ac.uk
UCL extension:
Office: Room G32, Foster Court

Address correspondence to:
Dr. Andreas Vlachidis
Department of Information Studies
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
U.K.